Generation C

(This post is part of an ongoing series with Brian Solis “17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business,” inspired by Brian’s book, “What’s The Future Of Business?”  To sign up for the gapingvoid newsletter and download the above image for your use  please CLICK HERE.) Generation C “The chance that Gen C will find you through traditional channels […]

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Tuesday’s Sale

To kick off the new year, on Tuesday we’re offering a 2-for-1 offer on all 11″x14″ fine art prints. Our first sale in 18 months. It’s Tuesday only. 24 hours. No more. If you were thinking of finally buying your first gapingvoid work, Tuesday would be a good time. Thanks, and Happy New Year

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“Who says office art has to suck?”

  “Who says office art has to suck?” It’s a rheotorical question we ask in the banner ad at the bottom of the cartoon newsletter we send out 5 times a week. It’s a fair question, certainly one not asked nearly often enough. Especially with the contemporary gallery scene going nowhere fast.       […]

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“You have to love them every day, even if they don’t buy from you every day.”

Thanks so much to Vivek Haldar for his fantastic testimonial for our new line of gapingvoid laptop stickers, which I’m quoting in full, below [Photo- Vivek’s laptop.]: I’ve been a fan of Hugh MacLeod’s work since the early 2000s, back when he was actually making cartoons on the backs of business cards and putting them up on […]

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Thoughts on the OmniPub merger: “I’m not sure what problem the merger was actually trying to solve.”

I know I’m a bit late to the party, but a few people have asked me what I think about the recent headline-grabbing Omnicom-Publicis merger, which if it goes ahead, will create the largest advertising conglomerate in the history of the world. Not much, to be honest. It’s just a continuation of the decades-old trend […]

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Office Art as “Effective Visual Strategies” etc.

Gapingvoid: Effective Visual Strategies for Business from gapingvoid [Official Blurb: “There’s a rea­son why ima­ges are the most power­ful and effec­tive way to share a mes­sage or tell a story: Simply put, we live in a visual world. Here’s a look at what we do with car­toons and ani­ma­tion and some of the science behind why […]

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Notes On Office Art

[First published, Sept. 2009] Recently on Twitter, I wrote: Art that brightens up the office vs Art that brightens up the home. Two different vibes altogether. I prefer making the former. To which my friend, Kathy Sierra replied: Good! Homes are less likely to *need* brightening the way offices do. I can brighten my home […]

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National Hug Day

Too funny: So we sent out the above “Hug” cartoon in today’s email… but it was not till after it went out that we soon discovered… Today is National Hug Day. That is too weird… Seriously.

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Podcast: Gape Into The Void, Episode 7 – With Gary Vaynerchuk

[Link to Gape Into The Void on iTunes] [Direct Link to the MP3 of Episode 7 with Gary Vaynerchuk] In this episode of the Gape Into The Void Podcast Hugh and Jason have a chance to catch up with Internet phenomenon, Gary Vaynerchuk, a long-time friend of gapingvoid. If you don’t know Gary, you should. […]

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Your customer won’t take a bullet for you

Your customer won’t take a bullet for you [Today’s guest post is from the world’s most admired ex-blogger, the great Kathy Sierra.] “Customer Loyalty” is a figment. Business “Loyalty Programs” are nothing more than rewards-based marketing. And by rewards (aka “incentives”), I mean bribes. That we so easily refer to a customer with a bagel […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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Lydia Depillis

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

Brian Clark
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